Do Plantation Shutters Keep Light Out Better Than Other Blinds?

Do Plantation Shutters Keep Light Out Better Than Other Blinds?

When it comes to window coverings, you have a lot of options! Here at Shutters of the Strand, we specialize in (you guessed it) plantation shutters! However, we also offer custom window blinds and shades to meet your needs. In today's blog post, we're answering one of the most commonly asked questions our exteriors company receives: do plantation shutters keep out light better than other blinds? Continue reading to learn more, and if you'd like a free estimate for your project in North or South Carolina, contact us!

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Light Control

Plantation shutters offer great light control, thanks to their solid construction. When closed, plantation shutters block out most (if not all) of the light coming in through your windows. This makes them ideal for bedrooms, home theaters, and other rooms where you want to create a dark environment.

On the other hand, blinds and shades typically have gaps between the slats or vanes, which allows some light to filter through even when they're closed. This can be a desirable effect in some rooms (like living rooms and kitchens), but if you're looking for complete darkness, plantation shutters are the way to go.

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Plantation shutters also provide better privacy than blinds and shades. Again, this is thanks to their solid construction; when the shutters are closed, no one can see into your home. Blinds and shades can provide privacy when they're closed, but if you choose a light-colored fabric or material, it's possible for people to see shapes and shadows through the slats or vanes.

Plantation shutters are a great choice if you're looking for window coverings that provide both light control and privacy. If you have any questions about our products or services, or if you'd like a free estimate for your project, contact us today!

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Complete Blackout Shades

If you are looking for a total blackout window covering, a great solution is to combine plantation shutters with another option. For example, at Shutters of the Strand, we offer custom window shades that can be installed along with shutters. These are installed on the inside of your window, and when closed they completely block out all light.

You can also get complete blackout roller shades, which are mounted outside of your window. These are a great option if you want to keep your windows clear (for example, if you have a beautiful view that you want to be able to see when the shades are open).

No matter what your needs are, we can help you find the perfect window covering solution. We will find the perfect exteriors solution for your needs and budget. We're North and South Carolina's go-to for plantation coverings, and we look forward to working with you! Contact Shutters of the Strand today for a free consultation.

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